Description

The King of Shave is located on the popular Antique Row of Pine Street in Center City Philadelphia. Their mission is to provide the best service in a welcoming and modern atmosphere while listening to jazz & tango music and relaxing on the chair of your favorite barber. Whether you are looking for a spectacular full shave, a haircut or just a trim, you will be served with pleasure and expertise.

Ratings
Google Rating
4.8
Yelp Rating
4.5
Michael Delguidice
Michael Delguidice
21:42 11 Nov 18
Ryan has been my barber now for about a year. He does excellent work, his straight razor shaves are always perfect. His hair cutting skills are the same. He can do any style beard or hair cut. He is the best barber I have ever had. I won't go to any other shop than kings of shave. 5 starsread more
Ron Ardron
Ron Ardron
17:42 23 Nov 18
I went this morning for my first visit, Ryan is the MAN as he hooked my beard up and lined the rest of my face up for a very important event coming up! I will be coming back to see Ryan and The King Of Shave every two weeks, or every other Friday morning! Yo Ryan, thanks again for hooking me up!read more
William Waters
William Waters
18:06 30 Jul 18
Had a day off in this beautiful city and decided I needed to get spruced up for the week. Ryan was awesome at understanding exactly the look I was going for and executing it. He also managed to fix the mistakes of the last butcher err barber I visited. Great shop and will absolutely visit again in the future.read more
Tiago Monteiro Brás
Tiago Monteiro Brás
04:45 19 Dec 18
Excellent service! One of the top places to get your haircut in center city.
Carmen Bondra Jr
Carmen Bondra Jr
21:48 17 Dec 18
Great looking, consistent haircuts from professional barbers. Look no further.
jack johnson
jack johnson
13:41 20 Feb 19
This place is dope. I got a haircut and beard sculpt done here while visiting from out of town for a wedding, and it was a great experience - probably the best haircut I've ever had. The attention to detail / pride in the work was apparent and awesome.If I'm on the eastern seaboard again I'd seek out this place.read more
Ian Wilson
Ian Wilson
22:23 22 Feb 19
Great spot for a consistent haircut. Diego & Gene compliment a great corner barbershop with large windows and comfortable chairs. Clean place, reasonably priced. ?
David Chappell
David Chappell
13:03 05 Feb 19
visited this place some time ago and was very pleased with the services and my barber did an excellent service to the cutting of my hair
Jake Flaherty
Jake Flaherty
21:49 08 Jun 19
I received the best haircut of my life here. Robert, the barber closest to the cash register all the way to the right, did an outstanding job. My appointment started on time and the conversation was pleasant and not overbearing. My fiancé is so grateful for the work Rob did. Just to mention- all the barbers were busy, so I’m sure they are all highly skilled and the shop has a great vibe too. I highly recommend The King Of Shave. Thanks for the quality work!read more
Aeen Asghar
Aeen Asghar
16:54 02 Jun 19
Amazing People, Amazing Cuts!I've been going to Gene for a couple of years now. He is very friendly, easy to talk to and an excellent barber. Given my busy work schedule/hours he tries to fit me in anytime he can, even if he has to keep the shop open a little longer. Can't say enough good things about him.read more
Joe Thompson
Joe Thompson
06:48 18 Jun 19
I’ve been coming to the king of shave for nearly 3years I got hair cuts from all the barbers in the King of shave they are all decent at what they do Ryan was booked so I went with rob who is all the way in the back of the shop closest to the bathroom I’m sorry to say I won’t be going to any of the other barbers anymore rob was fabulous my hair was perfect I never seen such skills he is very professional and if anybody is looking to book at the king of shave be fair to your hair and rob is a must to go to.again he’s the barber closest to the bathtand book with Robert online at the king of shave or you can call and request to speak to robert thank you again rob great job!!!!!!!!!!!read more
Raechel Genco
Raechel Genco
03:04 20 May 19
very good shop and very nice barber my father got a shave here and when ever he comes to Philadelphia we will be coming back to the king of shave
Joel Rosner
Joel Rosner
16:47 14 Aug 19
Great haircut. Gene listened carefully to what I wanted and made sure the haircut was exactly what I wanted before we were done.
Jason Holtzman
Jason Holtzman
15:59 22 Aug 19
Best barber shop in Philly hands down. The owner, Diego, runs the place professionally and creates a great vibe. All of the barbers know how to cut well and honestly, I would never go anywhere else in Philly for a haircut or beard trim except King of Shave.read more
Joel Rosner
Joel Rosner
16:47 14 Aug 19
Great haircut. Gene listened carefully to what I wanted and made sure the haircut was exactly what I wanted before we were done.
N M
N M
22:20 11 Sep 19
I have tried many barbers in the Philadelphia area since moving last year and to say the least I have been extremely disappointed by the talent in the city. On my quest to find another barber, after yet again being disappointed, I found The King of Shave. Happy to say Diego (owner) did a fantastic job. I explained what I was looking for, he asked if I had pictures to assure I was descripting my cut correctly, and cut my hair as requested. No line. A simple fade. Great cut!read more
John Low
John Low
17:48 09 Oct 19
Diego was incredible. I live in King of Prussia and would take the train all the way to the city to get my haircut by him. CASH PAYMENT!!! I didn't know this so heads up to others.
Cody McDermott
Cody McDermott
18:42 19 Oct 19
Had my cut with Gene. This is my third time coming to King of Shave. It is not your normal barber shop. I have had my haircut from Diego, Gene, and Ryan--all of them are fabulous. Warm and welcoming, professional, great conversations, and super efficient. Absolutely love my experience here and they make you feel like family. $30 haircut basically means you're paying $1 every day to look amazing. This place is absolutely worth it, you won't regret it!read more
Gresham Cooney
Gresham Cooney
00:52 29 Oct 19
Best spot in the neighborhood for a good haircut. I go to Gene, but everyone does a great job. Just don't count on walking in and getting a spot, though. They can usually squeeze a person here and there in at some point, but an appointment is really the only way to go. Also, keep in mind it's cash only.read more
Mike Jones
Mike Jones
17:08 19 Nov 19
Ryan is great. Cool space. Phenomenal cut
Keegan Rammel
Keegan Rammel
22:39 07 Jul 20
Classic barbershop, Bill gave me the best cut I've had in my life.
Christian Muniz
Christian Muniz
19:52 17 Jul 20
Absolutely fantastic place. I felt very welcome and they are taking as much precautions to prevent Covid infections which I really appreciated. Gene gave me exactly the haircut I wanted after not having had my hair cut in almost 5 months!read more
Ardit Shatri
Ardit Shatri
21:38 29 Aug 20
Diego’s cuts are professional, best spot in town
Cole Knaster
Cole Knaster
20:16 28 Aug 20
Diego did an amazing job. His barber shop is very clean and safe; you can tell how much he cares for his customers and employees. Very nice, respectful and had a great time talking to him. Will definitely keep coming back.read more
Ronald DiBiase
Ronald DiBiase
01:22 10 Nov 20
I was in the city for a while and needed a cut. I looked up this shop and was fortunate to get an appointment. Gene, one of the barbers, provided me a very good haircut in a welcoming, clean atmosphere. I'd go back if I need a cut when I'm in town next. Also, these guys work very hard to comply with Covid precautions.read more
Alex Newman
Alex Newman
18:43 12 Dec 20
Gene was great and they’ve done their best to adapt during COVID
Willem Oswald
Willem Oswald
18:30 23 Jan 21
Billy was very nice and did a great job. They are also covid sensitive and disinfect prior to you sitting in the chair. Would recommend.
Jack Evans
Jack Evans
19:04 04 Mar 21
Great service, fair prices.
Chad Dunkelberger
Chad Dunkelberger
23:36 06 Mar 21
I've been getting my hair cut by Gene for years and each cut ends up being better than the last. Sitting down in the chair and feeling like I'm chatting with an old friend is just a bonus.Gene, the owner, is great as well. The shop has a pleasant and professional atmosphere. Totally safe feel during the pandemic!read more
Joaquin Ferreira
Joaquin Ferreira
15:01 21 Mar 21
Fantastic experience, well knowledgeable guys,great service, good prices.
Anthony Wark
Anthony Wark
17:49 08 Jun 21
Diego is the best barber in the city. It’s his place. Good jokes. A gentleman’s joint. Good quality. Centrally located.
Ed Fink
Ed Fink
12:53 05 Jul 21
Diego is the best! He provides a perfect cut each time. Very reasonably priced for such an outstanding service. Used to go to just any old barber, but have been going to Diego for 3-4 years now and there's no way I'd ever consider changing.read more
Danny Freeman
Danny Freeman
20:33 22 Jul 21
Cannot recommend this shop enough. Diego does incredible work, is an absolute professional, and cares about every single customer who walks through his door. This is *the place* to get your hair cut in Philly. You won't regret it.read more
christopher fornino
christopher fornino
04:09 19 Aug 21
Great hair cut. Modern ,yet old-school barbershop.
jack maxwell
jack maxwell
19:40 21 Sep 21
Diego did a fantastic job. I originally had an appointment with Gene but I was late and he had other clients so Diego who was on lunch at the time came off his lunch break just to give me a haircut. I also wanted to style my hair differently than I normally did which was quite a challenge and Diego did an absolutely fantastic job. I told him that I had a challenging cut and I could have not imagined it coming out better than it did. I highly recommend Diego to anyone interested and I will definitely be going back to him next timeread more
Gresham Cooney
Gresham Cooney
19:46 28 Dec 21
Best spot in the neighborhood for a good haircut. I go to Gene, but everyone does a great job. Just don't count on walking in and getting a spot, though. They can usually squeeze a person here and there in at some point, but an appointment is really the only way to go. Also, keep in mind it's cash only. Great conversation, as well.read more
Chad Dunkelberger
Chad Dunkelberger
23:33 14 Jan 22
I've been getting my hair cut by Gene for years and each cut ends up being better than the last. Sitting down in the chair and feeling like I'm chatting with an old friend is just a bonus.Diego, the owner, is great as well. The shop has a pleasant and professional atmosphere. Totally safe feel during the pandemic!read more
Ed Fink
Ed Fink
01:34 18 Feb 22
Diego is the best! He provides a perfect cut each time. Very reasonably priced for such an outstanding service. Used to go to just any old barber, but have been going to Diego for 4 years now and there's no way I'd ever consider changing.read more
Eric Miller
Eric Miller
16:05 17 Feb 22
As a bald man, I haven't been to the Barber in 15 years. I decided to start to grow a beard and needed a trim. Gene provided excellent service and gave my beard the style and shaping it required. Everyone has complimented how good it looks! Thanks, Gene! I'll be back soon!read more
Mariano Cepeda
Mariano Cepeda
14:24 05 Mar 22
Diego is terrific, he’s been cutting my hair for 2 years now and I have never been this content with a barber. Every haircut is perfect. He has done a terrific job building a reputable business because he makes he always does great work and makes his clients feel comfortable. I recommend Diego to everyone!read more
Joejoe Last
Joejoe Last
06:37 28 Mar 22
Gene Gallagher is one of the first barbers I've frequented who "got it" on the first visit. My hair looked great after a visit which included machinations on solving every one of the world's problems, and comparisons of notes on our favorite restaurants. Since then, I continue to get positive comments from friend and stranger alike, including hairstylist friends who've worked at Philadelphia's leading salons of today and yesteryear.The shoppe is maticulously appointed with furnishings and artifacts both genuine and reproduced, without an ounce of pretension. Diego, master barber and owner keeps a tight ship running smoothly with the perfect soundtrack of tango music which transports you to the tanguerias of Cuba and his native South America (Argentina?)It is with sincere and fond regards that I submit this review without hesitation or salicitation.Signed,Joseph J. Consoleread more
Barney Medunic
Barney Medunic
18:24 16 Apr 22
Gene took me even after a mixup with the Booksy reservation system. He did an excellent job on my beard and took his time. Didn’t rush even staying open late to make sure I was done. Highly recommend!read more
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Open hours today: 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Monday

    9:00 am - 6:00 pm

  • Tuesday

    9:00 am - 6:00 pm

  • Wednesday

    9:00 am - 6:00 pm

  • Thursday

    11:00 am - 8:00 pm

  • Friday

    9:00 am - 6:00 pm

  • Saturday

    9:00 am - 4:00 pm

  • Sunday

    10:00 am - 6:00 pm

  • June 27, 2022 1:11 am local time

Shop Details
  • Phone Number
    215-732-2900
  • Email Address
    info@thekingofshave.com
  • Website
  • Walk-in or Appointment
    Appointment Recommended
  • Clients
    Men, Kids
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